Charles Oakley, Scottie Pippen rip Isiah Thomas during interview with Michael Rapoport
During his Hall of Fame NBA career, Detroit Pistons point guard Isiah Thomas wasn’t liked by most stars in the NBA. He was left off the famous Dream Team by Michael Jordan and got into a bunch of scuffles with other players. During a Players’ Tribune event in New York City last week hosted by actor Michael Rapoport, Scottie Pippen and Charles Oakley absolutely ripped Thomas in front of a packed house.
Scottie Pippen and Isiah Thomas had many battles when Pippen was on the Bulls. Chicago and Detroit were fierce rivals during the 90’s. Thomas and the Pistons were known as the Bad Boys for their dirty fouls and aggressive play.
Charles Oakley was on a few of those Bulls teams as well. No one liked Thomas, and to this day, Pippen and Oakley still don’t like the Chicago native.
Oakley & Pippen bodying Isiah Thomas pic.twitter.com/QfV2akia1b
— Locked On Bulls (@LockedOnBulls) November 15, 2018
Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson was one of the few superstars who actually had a relationship with Isiah Thomas. Other than that, Thomas wasn’t respected by his peers for his attitude and antics on the court, and it looks like Scottie Pippen and Charles Oakley will never accept him as a friend even after all these years. The petty wars will live on forever.